General Conference 2020
Petitions for consideration by the 2020 General Conference may be submitted through Sept. 18, 2019.
The first three elected Jurisdictional Conference delegates serve as alternates to General Conference. They are:
“I am a life-long, multi-generational Methodist…I never expected to be a member of the Indiana General Conference delegation. It is an honor I take very seriously. I feel a keen sense of responsibility to pass on to my 3 children and 8 grandchildren the love for Jesus and his church that was passed down to me by my faithful ancestors.” Continue Reading
Posted November 18, 2019
Rev. Adriane Curtis
serving to GC2020 as an alternate clergy delegate
“Our denominational system is not perfect. Sometimes it even seems frustratingly inflexible. Yet, our democratic-style system was developed to empower and give voice to ALL of us. Our Methodist roots uphold the value of every single human being as a beloved child of God. Even more, our theology upholds a God that brings us together for the sake of building God’s kingdom here on earth. We do that work together at General Conference.” Continue Reading
Posted November 12, 2019
serving to GC2020 as an alternate lay delegate
“While I have been active in my local church, serving as lay leader, on committees, planning and participating in outreach, and even as treasurer; I had not gotten involved in Annual Conference or General Conference. So, I wanted to understand more of how business was conducted, and what issues were being discussed. Also, being a representative from a small, more rural church, I wanted our voice to be heard as well and wanted our church to be informed in return.” Continue Reading
Posted November 4, 2019
Rev. Dr. Aleze M. Fulbright
As I reflect on the question, as to why I availed myself to serve T he United Methodist Church as a delegate to the 2020 General and Jurisdictional Conferences, the word that continues to resonate with this calling is: SERVICE. The simple definition of service is, “the action of helping or doing work for someone else.” Continue Reading
Posted October 28, 2019
As a delegate, we are called to do many things, however, the one question I often find myself asking is, “How am I manifesting my identity as His adopted child?” Continue Reading
Posted October 7, 2019
Rev. Ronnie Bell
Posted October 1, 2019
Rev. Jill Howard
Being a delegate to the 2020 General Conference is a mixed bag of emotions. As I filled out my willingness to serve form this time around, after having served in 2016 and 2019, I asked a friend, “Why am I doing this again?!” The response? “Because you’re called to do it.” Continue Reading
Posted September 24, 2019
Rev. Russ Abel
Each time I have offered myself to serve as a General Conference Delegate, that has been one of the most common questions I am asked. The short answer is, I want to serve and I want to make a difference. I know that may sound simplistic or naïve, or both. But let me explain. Continue reading.
Posted September 16, 2019
You may contact members of the Indiana delegation for the 2020 General Conference at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A great way for clergy and laity to get involved, be in community, and serve is by volunteering their time and efforts to welcoming United Methodists from across the world as they gather for the 2020 General Conference, May 5 – 15, in Minneapolis, Minn. Don’t currently live near Minneapolis? Don’t let that stop you. The Annual Conference is offering volunteers different options for housing and accommodations. Visit GC2020welcome.org for more information.